Fabulous stage and screen actors reading gloriously fun books. I listened to eight beautifully narrated sound clips by Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Richard Ayoade, Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Fry, Andrew Scott, Chris O’Dowd––and I’ve just drooled over Dan Stevens short reading of Roald Dahl’s famous ‘Boy’. What a selection!
Reviewed by Rachel Smalter Hall for Book Riot way back in 2013 who gushed:
“Rioters, I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it. I’ve been holding my breath to share this with you for weeks! The new upswing in audiobook publishing has sent lots of publishers to their backlist to record beloved classics, and one of my favorite projects in this vein is from Penguin Audio, who just released several Roald Dahl audiobooks in July and will release several more this September. The series features some of the UK’s best known screen and stage actors. Here are sound clips from eight of the narrations that have got me squealing like a thirteen-year-old at a slumber party.”
I SAY IT’LL MAKE YOUR EARS HAPPY––SMILES GUARANTEED
TAP ON EACH INDIVIDUAL TEASER WHICH I HAVE CAREFULLY SELECTED FOR YOU FROM A LOVINGLY CURATED ROALD DAHL SOUNDCLOUD PLAYLIST
Kate Winslet reads excerpt ‘Matilda’
Richard Ayoade reads excerpt ‘The Twits’
Chris O’Dowd reads excerpt ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’
Dan Stevens reads excerpt ‘Boy’
Stephen Fry reads excerpt ‘The Enormous Crocodile’
Hugh Laurie reads excerpt ‘The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’
Miriam Margolyes reads excerpt ‘Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts’
Andrew Scott reads excerpt ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’
I found their voices soothing, hypnotic and hilariously infectious. What more can be said except ENJOY! ♥ Gretchen Bernet-Ward
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